Marvel Studios introduced us to Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009, and despite its lackluster box-office ticket sales it spotlighted new characters that would later make their way to film i.e: Emma Frost, Magneto, and Xavier. Recently there have been hushed whispers of a possible Deadpool film, but it has been taking longer than usual to give a concrete affirmation that it will start filming in the near future. Ryan Reynolds, while promoting his upcoming film Safe House, was asked about the possibility of a sequel to The Green Lantern or a Deadpool feature film.
Here is what he had to say on both subjects:
“The script, I think, is fantastic. It has been developed even further in the last three months or so. The filmhas to be rated R, and it has to be done a certain way, it has to do all these things that I am sure can worrisome for the guys cutting the checks for it. So if it’s going to be done, it needs to be done right. It will actually have no connection to the one that was in Wolverine.”
On Green Lantern:
“I have no idea (On the chances of a second Green Lantern). Those movies have huge scale budgets and those kinds of thing. Working in budget world like that is not fun, because you have a lot of investment and outcome. But if we end up doing a Deadpool movie that could be a lot of fun. Having the opportunity to do it rated R would be the budget would have to be down enough where you can afford to take big risks and do most things that superhero movies can’t do yet.”
Ryan Reynolds has a point, when it comes to Deadpool, if that film has any chance of hitting the big screen it has to be an R-rated film. If for any reason it is spun with a family-friendly theme, the film will have a bigger group of nerds pissed off compared to Green Lantern fans. We can all agree that after the first Green Lantern film there is no way they can salvage and rebuild the fandom they lost, but there is a possibility that Deadpool could bring in adult fans/readers to the series by making it into a blockbuster film.